feodary

noun feo·da·ry \ˈfyüdərē\

Definition of feodary

plural

-es

  1. 1a :  a feudal tenant :  vassal b :  subject, dependent, servant

  2. 2 :  an officer of the ancient English Court of Wards appointed to receive rents

  3. 3 [influenced in meaning by Latin foeder-, foedus league — more at federal] obsolete :  confederate, accomplice

  4. 4 [Middle English, from Medieval Latin feodarium, from feodum + Latin -arium -ary] :  a book compiling the details of feudal duties and services

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Origin and Etymology of feodary

Middle English, from Medieval Latin feodarius, from feodum + Latin -arius -ary


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